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Up to $238.2M to American Overseas Marine for Cargo Ship Maintenance

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USNS Bob Hope [T-AKR 300](click to view full) American Overseas Marine, a Quincy, MA-based unit of General Dynamics, received a $27.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of 7 government-owned Bob Hope-class large medium-speed roll-on/roll-off ships (LMSRs). This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $238.2 million. These civilian-crewed ships have more than 380,000 square feet of cargo-carrying capacity (equivalent to 5 football fields), reinforced decks, shipboard cranes, interior ramps, slewing stern ramp and a movable ramp that services 2 side ports; they are used for fast loading and off-loading of out-sized military equipment, including tanks, trucks, Humvees and other rolling stock… LMSRs have been the primary movers of US military equipment for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Military Sealift Command’s LMSR fleet consists of 19 US government-owned, noncombatant ships that helped to offset the shortage of militarily useful cargo ships available in the commercial sector. The 7 Bob Hope-class ships were built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems’ Avondale Operations in New Orleans, LA and delivered to the Navy between 1998 and 2003. They are: * USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) * USNS Fisher (T-AKR 301) * USNS […]

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